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#1 G-Man

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 08:12 AM

I have been a big fan of this project since it started as it is bring a whole new type urban living to Saanich. The Oak Street Building is now complete but I noticed that the small office across the street on the south corner of Oak and Short Street has been torn down. Anyone know if this is another phase of the same project?

I would love to see the Nissan dealership disapear favour of this project continuing but anyway most likely not going to happen with the planned redo of their shop.

Also I find it interesting that this project is a real foil to the fake urbanness of the planned Uptown Mall. However in some ways having projects like this near that mall may make it better.

So if anyone knows...

Perhaps I will take some photos of the project sometime soon.

#2 Galvanized

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:03 AM

3371 Oak St
829 Short St

Alan Lowe Architect Inc.
17A-633 Courtney St
Victoria, BC V8W 1B9
Phone: (250) 360-2888
Status: Pending
Description: To construct a two storey office/retail building under the current C-6DE zoning
File: DPR2007-00020
SITE PLAN- Please see the Planning Department


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#3 Galvanized

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:12 AM

This will make G-Man happy...

851 Short St

Eric Barker Architect Inc.
2nd Floor - 727 Pandora Ave
Victoria, BC V8W 1N9
Phone: (250) 385-4565
Status: Pending
Description: To rezone from RS-6 to a new multi-family housing zone to construct a 46 unit apartment
File: DPR2006-00010
REZ2006-00008
SITE PLAN: http://www.gov.saani...hortjan2108.pdf


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#4 D.L.

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:50 AM

The new one reminds me of a trimmed-down Belvedere.

#5 G-Man

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 10:49 AM

The newest building is the nicest IMO. So a two storey office to replace a two storey office. That is too bad they should have at least have gone to 3 storeys.

The 6 storey sounds promising though the front seems to have massive setbacks. Still more housing in this area is exactly what Uptown needs.

#6 aastra

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 05:30 PM

I would love to see the Nissan dealership disapear favour of this project continuing but anyway most likely not going to happen with the planned redo of their shop.


I'd be happy enough if they'd just build a decent show building along the sidewalk.

#7 aastra

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 05:33 PM

I would love to see the Nissan dealership disapear favour of this project continuing but anyway most likely not going to happen with the planned redo of their shop.


No kidding. What, the houses weren't set back enough??

#8 Bernard

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:59 PM

I have not been really happy with this development. I would have liked for the Short street area to have remained light industrial/commercial. We have a rapidly decreasing amount of this within the region.

The area is also not a great walking area. Much better would have been to redeveloped around Rudd Park or along Harriet/Boleskine.

It concerns me that local governments are taxing industrial land out of existence. In a generation the city has grown by a third in total population, but it has lost much of the industrially zoned lands in the core.

Not everyone will work for government. Pushing all industrial and commercial businesses out to Central Saanich or out to Langford will cause there to be more commuters going out of the core and to the fringes for their work.

#9 G-Man

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 05:37 PM

It was row of houses before. Not industrial.

Though I do agree that industrial land should be kept. Car lots not so much.

#10 gumgum

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 05:43 PM

^^I disagree. Although industrial is important, I think it's good to have a mixture of zoning within an area. I was just in Ottawa and I was reminded how terrible its d/t is designed. Within a very large area all there is is office and commercial - no residential at all. The place is a dead zone after 6. It's good to mix it up a bit.

 



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